October 5, 2015
It was just less than three months since Converse created a huge gap of opinions with the unveiling of that badass motherchucker; the all new Chuck Taylor All Star II. The Chuck II maintains the classic styling of the 1917 original while enhancing it with Nike’s Lunarlon tech (well, Converse was acquired by Nike in 2003 so something like this was long overdue). The bouncy and light foam material made the shoe more comfortable to wear by ensuring the wearer with full foot cushioning and arch support. Smaller details include a foam-padded collar, non-slip tongue, perforated suede liner, all-white foxing and monochrome matte eyelets. Previously available in blue, white, red and black, this season sees two new seasonal colourways making it on the racks to complement the original colours. The bold grey Thunder and striking maroon Bordeaux couldn’t come at a better time, what with the holiday season around the corner.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II seasonal colours are available at selected Converse retail stores (ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, NEX, Tampines Mall and VivoCity) for $99.90 (ox) and $109.90 (hi-top).